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Rumor suggests nothing extravagant in iPhone 5 design

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Rumor suggests nothing extravagant in iPhone 5 design
Had enough rumors revolving around Apple's upcoming iPhone 5? No? Well, the latest one we came across may not be very exciting since it hints that nothing much will change in the overall exterior design of Apple's next smartphone.

Crude computer renderings of supposed iPhone 5 case designs have surfaced on the web and do not seem to predict nothing that we have not seen before. First of all, the rumored slide-out keyboard is being completely taken out of the picture since the covers appear to wrap around all of the smartphone's corners leaving no room for anything even similar to a hardware keyboard to slide out of there. Taking a closer look at the case designs also suggests that the iPhone 5 may not be as curvy around the edges as a recent rumor by the Chinese Economic Daily News implied and may even be identical in terms of shape and size to its current counterpart.

Despite the claims that the source of the image has proven to be reliable, the poor drawing job seen in the renderings does not really win our trust. However, over the years little cosmetic changes have been done to the iPhone's looks, which is good enough of a reason to believe that we will not see anything out of the ordinary when the iPhone 5 launches this summer. Perhaps, the bigger changes will be on the inside?
 
source: Hardmac via Mac Rumors

Rumor suggests nothing extravagant in iPhone 5 design

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posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:21 2

1. abdelrahman (unregistered)


well,from my point of view i think apple should introduce to us iphone 4s with dual core processor and all the new stuff we see these days,and keep the design of the original iphone 4 as i think apple wont come with a better design than that of the iphone 4

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 11:32 3

2. Zach (unregistered)


Hopefully a 4 in. Screen, dual core processor, 4g and an 8 mp camera in the back and 2 mp in the front that's my hopes

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:30 1

3. logie (unregistered)


u only getting dual core an picture boot w/e the is

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:34

11. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


not gonna happen anytime soon haha

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 08:44

19. Zach (unregistered)


Thats what the galaxy s2 has except with a 4.3 in screen I just wish apple would because I'm more use to their software

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:42 5

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If they fix the antenna and stop using glass for the entire phone we might have a solution. Also, soften the edges so they don't cut into your palm.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 12:54

5. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I like the ip4's design. They just need to relocate that antenna somewhere else, make it a little thinner, add a dual core processor, increase the ram, put red eye reduction to its camera, get rid of those two thin vertical black borders, and I'll be very happy.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:34

10. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Um... I think the changes they're discussing are mainly cosmetic. But the cosmetic changes you suggest could work.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 13:34 1

6. IOS5 (unregistered)


I think there's some changes like:

A5 dual core
The new GPU VRX545
8 m pixel camera ( maybe with a digital zoom this time and setting?!) HDMI
4" screen

?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Wish so

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:07

7. Ant1 (unregistered)


The most important change,thats needed 2 take place is BLUETOOTH,so that I can play my music through my car stereo,and the kid can communicate between different phones.Don't u just miss that.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:10 1

8. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


wait a minute.... are you trying to tell me that apple is going to release a product sequel with an incremental update? And its going to be nearly identical to its predecessor? No... I'm sorry but I have a hard time believing that one....

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 16:36 1

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


you mean like when motorola went from droid 1 to droid 2?

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:09 2

13. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


There were more than enough changes that the Droid 2 could be easily distinguished from its predecessor. It also got serious internal upgrades, and that's without mentioning the Global.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 14:24

9. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


1st sentence second paragraph has a double negative.... are we writing Apple reviews in Harlem?

and do not seem to predict nothing that we have not seen before. seriously?

should read: and do not seem to predict anything that we have not seen before.

who are they catering to on this site? Apple fanboys? ;)

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 21:13

15. pickles (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


cool story bro

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:24

14. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


huh thats funny??? a picture frame for a picture frame and in various colours xDD Bahaha! Iphone does this on purpose because ifanDorks are puppets :3

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 21:14

16. pickles (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


so in other words, it's going to be the same phone with all the upgrades they should have included the first time, and it's going to cost $100 more than the prior model. sounds about right.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:02

17. steven999 (unregistered)


Why are so many people getting excited over dual code phones? Most software will not utilize them for ages. All the tests so far show no great speed increase. In the real world it very hard to program multiple core CPUs. In real world tests, it is not going to double speed of the phone! If a great phone only has 1 CPU, and it does every thing you need, then be happy with that phone! Status anxiety is rife amongst the internet.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 01:16

18. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Dual Core*

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